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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   7 Hours Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

tried out a new sail today from the boats arsenal of old racing sails

great in 5mph winds...

reaching genny, small % but really light...when the wind is less than 8 or so this goes...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

little update installed a new 5 oceans windex, works and looks awesome...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

I have the same! the bolt is probably a cheap galvanised bolt that overtime rusts out and fuses...mine is hinged just like yours...

I have to install a new topping lift on my mast in order to run...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

awesome! I have no seal there either...however I used weather stripping to seal my forehatch and it did an amazing job to seal out water in rain here...

its about half an inch wide and double...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,328
Posted By christian.hess
Re: New to sailing and thinking of getting a sailing dinghy.

if I may add a differing opinion lasers arent starter dinghies by any sense...they are and can be very uncomfortable, wet and awkward for beginners, they are overcanvased and true race boats as we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-26-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

congrats man! feel free to post on here, the more the better!

cheers
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-24-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

man! one 34 is already enough before...now I need to get rid of a 36 before it dies...

tough to do from a distance so it seems

jajaja
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-24-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

awesome! yeah I need help configuring my backstay...

its cascading but seems like the po un installed a part of it...I have a cascade going down to nothing to attach to and then a nice setup on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-23-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

playing with a "new" main!

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/elsalvadorklr/DSC_0506_zpsmrihqswe.jpg (http://s774.photobucket.com/user/elsalvadorklr/media/DSC_0506_zpsmrihqswe.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2015
Replies: 201
Views: 20,959
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah thailand!

enjoy...

good to see you are having fun out there man...

peace
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-19-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

well no pics but a quick update fitted a "new" main from a member from skeddadle site and its great however it does have more roach and I see the po fitted a strap to the mast head to prevent the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2015
Replies: 201
Views: 20,959
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

THERE WE GO MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! good luck!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2015
Replies: 201
Views: 20,959
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

thanks sony but there aint no cheap lots like that anymore anywhere around ca for that price! jajajajajaja

times have changed...

I am open to trades...

cheers
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-16-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

dont know but I wouldnt go so big...I have seen 9.9 on these boats and they are too big

you dont need any more than a light 5hp

I would go with a 3, 3.3 3.5(nissan, tohatsu etc) or 5hp mariner...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2015
Replies: 201
Views: 20,959
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

well its been a long time without any updates...but for those interested I have an ad for the boat(islander) in the classifieds section...

had an offer fall through for the boat a while back from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Golden Globe 2018

aaaaaaaah to dream...

blessings and well wishes to all who enter and "race"

peace
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-26-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

they drilled the holes a bit off...meaning the latch closes by jiggling the hatch around a bit...no there is no rubber grommet to sit against however like the forward hatch that would be nice for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-25-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

bought poly at a glass shop and tinted it for cheap at an auto place

its 3/8ths thick and works great...however the guys installed the old latch a bit lobsided but its much better than the old...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-22-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

thanks much! great tips...I do have a nice spinny pole...someday Ill get around to actually flying one...

I do have to check the rudder eventually but Im doing easy family day sailing for now...
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-06-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 7,051
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

well its been a loooooooooooooooong time since I have posted something here but we managed to go out last sunday(easter) with the family and even managed to have some things fixed on the boat!

had...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-29-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By christian.hess
Re: cruiser/racer

a quick tip is narrow the decade of year built you want...it helps narrow down design parameters, 70s,80s, 90s 2000s etc...

what kind of racing, and what kind of cruising?
60s? you could say a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Looking for any ideas ( Diesel smell & wood )

we used joy all the time...its also best at "cutting" those spills in epa crazy harbors...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,551
Posted By christian.hess
Re: 3 hp outboard--how far

I get much more than 2 hours out of my nissan/tohatsu 3.5 at half throttle, however my boat is light...

these are all similar engines...I had an evinrude 3.3 with the exact same tank, head...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,752
Posted By christian.hess
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

I can agree with both "sides" here

while jeffS POST is spot on manufacturing wise there are many times when being out there that boats can benefit with either stregthening rigging or adding...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Chikungunya Virus

ja I had it, the mild version very rampant in central america especially el salvador....

anywhoo....nothing much you can do about it but double doses of acetaminophen and cold compresses all day...
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